Security Threat in the New Wiretapping Law

The NSA wants automatic surveillance capabilities in telephone switches. But once such capabilities are built in, others could use them to intercept communications. Within ten0 years this could render the US vulnerable to attacks from terrorist groups across the globe, as well as from the military establishments of other nations. Such threats are not theoretical: In April 2004, phones belonging to members of the Greek government, including the prime minister, were spied on with wiretapping software that was misused — via Slashdot

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